Blaine Dickens is a former 2012 Presidential Management Fellow with the United States Government where he served in various multi agency assignments with the U.S. Treasury Department in the DC Metro Area, where he was responsible for the agency�s international and domestic economic crimes professional services contracts. He is also the former President of Uptown Lending in Dallas, TX from 2001 to 2012. Prior to entering private business, he was a Dallas Police Officer from 1995 to 2001. Blaine served his country in Iraq with the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm. Blaine has served on the Board of Trustees for The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System and serves on the Professional Services Committee. He is an avid golfer and a active member in his church. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies and a Master of Public Administration degree from American Military University, Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting from Villanova University, Certificate in Legislative Affairs from The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University and a Certificate in Finance from Harvard Business School. Mr. Dickens is also a federally certified Contracting Officer with the Federal Acquisition Institute.